The Last Story is the latest RPG from Hironobu Sakaguchi, the creator of Final Fantasy. It is the first game he has directed since Final Fantasy V.
The Last Story is set on Ruli Island, where a group of mercenaries have arrived from the war-torn continent seeking work.
DEVELOPER: Mistwalker/AQ Interactive
DIRECTOR | Hironobu Sakaguchi (Final Fantasy)
SUPERVISOR | Takuya Matsumoto (Blue Dragon)
CHARACTER/ART DESIGN | Kimihiko Fujisaka (Draakengard)
COMPOSER | Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy)
RELEASE DATE | January 27, 2011 (JP)
GENRE Action RPG
PRICE | ¥6,800
OFFICIAL GAME SITE
Famitsu: 38/40 (10, 10, 9, 9)
EDGE Magazine: 8/10
BOXART AND BUNDLES
- Special edition Wii console bundle (¥25,000) with game, classic controller pro, and "Elements of the Last Story"
- Preorders of the game get a 10-song mini soundtrack and artbook, "Elements of the Last Story".
Original Soundtrack by Nobuo Uematsu Available 2/23/2011
3 CDs with Approx. 160 minutes of music
30-40 hour main quest
Innovative battle system; a squad-based action RPG
Cover system, stealth, and destructible elements in the environment
Online multiplayer for up to 6 players in both cooperative and competitive modes with friends and random players
Parties up to 6 characters at once
New Game+ with difficulty rebalanced for a 2nd playthrough
Supports Classic Controller
16 save slots plus auto-save at checkpoints
Fast-forward and control the camera during cutscenes
demonstration of gameplay by Sakaguchi
Sakaguchi gameplay demonstration part 2
NEW 1/24Sakaguchi Gameplay Part 3 (Ruli City) Youtube Link
Battle System Trailer
Debut trailer (July 2010)
Story Trailer (October 2010
90 min Presentation Video featuring a hour of gameplay + online mode demo
Elza: An orphaned mercenary who dreams of becoming a knight.
Kanan: The orphaned niece of Count Alganan who dreams of leaving the castle and exploring the world.
Quark: The leader of the group who has known Elza since their youth.
Seiren: A drinker with a foul mouth; she fights with twin blades.
Yuris: The youngest member of the party, but a highly-skilled magician.
Jackal: A cocky mage who can use both ice magic and swords but cares deeply about his allies.
Manamia: A healer who loves the forest.
General Trista: Formerly the highest ranking official in the Imperial Army.
Tasha: A skilled knight and the apprenctice of General Trista
Count Alganan: The ambitious ruler of Ruli Island who employs Quark's mercenary group.
Zangurg: The powerful King of the Gurgs and enemy of Mankind.